Triennial Review Workshop Washington, DC


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03-05-08

March 5, 2008

 

Mass Mailout Number III-2008-16

 

Subject:  Triennial Review Workshop Washington, DC

 

Dear Transit Colleague:

 

Each year, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) holds a number of Triennial Review Workshops to provide you and other FTA grantees with up-to-date information about federal requirements and industry “best practices.”

 

The Workshop is conducted by triennial review professionals who share their knowledge of the Triennial Review Program, the latest federal regulatory changes, and the best practices in FTA grants management.  You are also given a comprehensive workbook that will assist you in preparing for your next Triennial Review.  In the event that you did not get the opportunity to attend one of the workshops in the regional cities, this last workshop will be held as follows:

 

May 12-13, 2008
 

The Renaissance Washington DC Hotel

999 Ninth Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001

(202) 898-9000

(800) 468-3571

 

We hope you will take advantage of this wonderful training opportunity.  Seating is limited, so please make your reservations as soon as possible by returning the reservation form below.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

 

Please feel free to distribute this throughout your organization as appropriate.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Letitia A. Thompson

Regional Administrator

 

FTA  FY 2008 TRIENNIAL REVIEW WORKSHOP


Washington, DC

May 12-13, 2008

REGISTRATION FORM

I will be attending the FY 2008 Triennial Review Workshop.  Please register me:

First Name:                      ________________________
Last Name:                      ________________________
Title:                                ________________________
Agency:                           ________________________
Street Address:                ________________________
Street Address (cont'd):   ________________________
City:              State:       
Zip:            
Phone No.: (     )      -       Extension (if any):       
Fax No.: (     )       -     
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Special Needs (e.g., wheelchair access):     


Important Notes:

• This is an automated registration form, so please fill it out and review your entries carefully.  After completing the form, save the document to your computer, and then return it as an email attachment to:  triennialworkshops@reidconsult.com

You will immediately receive an e-mail receipt confirmation

• If you have any difficulty returning the form by e-mail, feel free to print and submit by fax to Janisha Richardson or Mariela Perdomo at:(703) 558-0133

• Submit one form for each participant per guidelines on the next page

• Please submit your registration by April 18, 2008.
 
FTA
FY 2008 TRIENNIAL REVIEW WORKSHOP

OVERVIEW

BACKGROUND

Public transit systems and agencies that receive federal grants must comply with federal regulations in 23 areas in order to establish and maintain their grants.  The Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Triennial Review Workshop provides an opportunity for transit systems and other public agencies to get up-to-date information on these critical requirements.

Congress mandates Triennial Reviews for agencies receiving Urbanized Area Formula Program funds, U.S.C. 49, Section 5307.  The Triennial Review Workshop provides guidance and reference material in each of the areas subject to review.  During the two-day program, you will also have the opportunity to share information, experiences, and best practices with transit professionals from other agencies.  The workshop is free of charge, but participants are responsible for room, board, and transportation.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Triennial Review Workshops are designed for grantees responsible for planning or managing transit service or compliance programs, as well as those responsible for developing grant applications and managing federally funded programs.  Managers at those agencies who are scheduled for a Triennial Review during Fiscal Year 2008 are especially encouraged to attend this Workshop.  The Workshop will ensure that your organization is aware of new review requirements and assist you in preparing for an upcoming review.

Due to space limitations, two registrants per grantee/agency will be accepted, up to a maximum of forty attendees for the Workshop.  Additional registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis.  Please contact Janisha Richardson or Mariela Perdomo at (703) 351-5056 with any questions.

WORKSHOP LEADERS

The Triennial Review Workshop will be conducted by transit professionals who are reviewers for the FTA's Triennial Review Program.  The instructors will provide guidance in each of the 23 areas to be reviewed, answer questions about how to respond to specific review areas, and share industry best practices.  Staff from the FTA will attend the workshop to answer questions about your upcoming Triennial Review, assist you in any area related to your FTA grant program, and refer you to printed guidelines or other resources should you require additional information.
FTA
Washington, DC
FY 2008 TRIENNIAL REVIEW WORKSHOP

AGENDA

DAY 1   May 12, 2008

8:00 am  Participant Check-in; Coffee and Danish

8:30 am  Welcome and Introductions

9:15-noon   Presentation of FTA requirements in the areas of Legal, Financial, Technical, and Satisfactory Continuing Control.  Participant questions and group discussion.

Noon-1:00 pm Lunch on your own

1:00-5:00 pm Presentation of FTA requirements in the areas of Maintenance, Procurement, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Buy America, Suspension / Debarment, and Lobbying.  Participant questions and group discussion.

 

DAY 2   May 13, 2008

8:00 am  Coffee and Danish

8:30-noon Presentation of FTA requirements in the areas of Planning/POP, Title VI, Public Comment Process, Half Fare, ADA, Charter Bus, School Bus, and National Transit Data base.  Participant questions and group discussion.

Noon-1 pm  Lunch on your own 

1:00-3:30 pm Presentation of FTA requirements in the areas of Safety and Security, Drug-Free Workplace, Drug and Alcohol Program, Equal Employment Opportunity, and ITS Architecture.  Participant questions and group discussion.
 
3:30-4:30 pm Wrap-Up, Program Evaluations, and Feedback
 
FTA
FY 2008 TRIENNIAL REVIEW WORKSHOP

HOTEL INFORMATION

The two-day Workshop will be held at the following location:

Renaissance Washington DC Hotel
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-898-9000 or
1-800-468-3571

Guest rooms are available for attendees of the Triennial Review Workshop at the rate of $201/night plus tax for single occupancy, provided reservations are made no later than April 18, 2008.  The workshop is free of charge but participants are responsible for their own room and board. Self-parking in the daytime is $9/hr, $22.00 for self park/$27.00 for valet daily.

In order to reserve your hotel room at the above rate, please call no later than 5:00 p.m. EST, Friday, April 18, 2008 and clearly identify yourself as attending the FTA Triennial Review Workshop.

DIRECTIONS

The Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel is located in the heart of downtown - across from the New Washington Convention Center. It sits between Capitol Hill and the White house, just a couple of blocks away from the Spy Museum, National Portrait Gallery, and the world-famous Mall monuments.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA):
By Car: Follow the signs to Washington, D.C. (George Washington Parkway). Take the I-395/Route 1 north exit (which is the 14th St. Bridge). Stay to the right and exit onto 12th Street NW. Go six blocks to New York Avenue NW and turn right. Turn right onto 9th Street NW.

By Metro: Take the Yellow Line towards Mt. Vernon Square/Ft. Totten to the Gallery Place/Chinatown station. Exit at 9th and G Streets and walk two blocks north. Hotel is on the right hand side. The fare is $1.35 during off peak hours or $1,95 during peak hours.

By Taxi: The estimated taxi fare is $18.00.
 
From Washington, DC/Dulles Airport (IAD):
By Car:  Follow the signs to Washington, D.C. You will travel the Dulles Access Road to I-66 East to Constitution Avenue. From Constitution Avenue, turn left onto 12th St. NW. Go six blocks to New York Avenue NW and turn right. Turn right onto 9th St.

By Metro: From the ground level take Metro bus 5A to L’Enfant Plaza Station. Take the Green Line towards Greenbelt to the Gallery Place/Chinatown Station. Exit at 9th and G Streets NW. Walk two blocks north on 9th Street. Hotel will be on the right hand side. Bus fare is $3.10 (exact change required). Rail fares are $1.35 off-peak and $1.65 peak.

By SuperShuttle: Reserve a trip and purchase a ticket from the SuperShuttle counters on the ground level.  SuperShuttle will take you directly to the hotel.

By Taxi: The estimated taxi fare: $65.00.

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI):
By Car: Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway South (MD 295) to US50 west (New York Avenue). At 5th Street Stay to the right and the street will become L Street. Turn left onto 9th Street. The hotel is on the left.

By Metro: Take Metrobus B30 from Stop 1 to the Greenbelt Metro Station. Take the Green Line towards Branch Avenue to the Gallery Place/Chinatown station. Exit at 9th and G Streets. Walk two blocks north on 9th Street NW. Hotel will be on the right hand side. Bus fare is $3.10 (exact change required). Rail fares are $2.35 off-peak and $3.65 peak.

By Train: Catch the shuttle bus to the BWI Rail Station. Take MARC (weekdays only) or Amtrak to Union Station. Take the Red Line towards Shady Grove to the Gallery Place/Chinatown Station. Exit at 9th and G Streets. Walk two blocks north on 9th Street NW. Hotel will be on the right hand side. Fares are $6 on MARC and $17 for regional service on Amtrak.

By Taxi: The estimated taxi fare is $75.00.